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View Poll Results: What are your Bling preferences?
I am over 60, no bling on any guitar 18 10.71%
I am over 60, a little tasteful bling on a guitar or two 62 36.90%
I am over 60, lots of bling on one guitar 15 8.93%
I am under 60, no bling on any guitar 24 14.29%
I am under 60, a little tasteful bling on a guitar or two 46 27.38%
I an under 60, lots of bling on one guitar 10 5.95%
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:06 AM
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Be honest folks. It's just for fun.

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Old 02-23-2018, 10:15 AM
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Default To bling or not to bling....

THAT..... is the question.

For me, no, or a minimum of bling.

Maybe MOP for the soundhole inlay and subtle inlays rather than just dots. More than that is a waste of money that doesn't improve the tone or playability of the instrument.

Just my less than humble opinion.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:20 AM
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Martin d 45 has allways been my dream bling allways will be, a J 200 is up there as well - sid
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:29 AM
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I suppose I should have asked if a 28 style regardless of maker is bling.

I can like herringbone and simple binding around fretboard or headstock. I like pretty wood grain to show off but not all colors of stain some use.

When I see super fancy 45 style or customs I will have appreciation for the skills to make it but honestly, the too fancy makes the guitars just like the sort of wife and life style I'm glad I do not have. Keep it simple and in good taste.

I can't stand gold placed hardware in most circumstances. My hangup, but metal should be solid and if plated for a functional reason such as chrome or nickel. If brass is gold and it's natural or polished brass that's fine.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:30 AM
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One of the things I particularly liked about my (former) 000-15M was the lack of adornment. Such 'clean' simple lines! Now I appreciate only the look of my Cargo. I kinda like looking at bling but prefer not to own it.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:47 AM
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My first nice acoustic was a Lyle Hummingbird. MOP, cherry red sunburst. Bling is fun!
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:51 AM
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I'm not sure what a 'lot' or a 'little' is - to me, a 45 trim is a little tasteful bling.

This is a lot:

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Old 02-23-2018, 10:53 AM
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I answered the poll appropriately for me but I would go with if I found a killer/great guitar that had more bling than I normally want, I would still buy it because of the sound not the bling.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:59 AM
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Ay, ay, ay, ay canta y no llores........it's the 5 amigos.......
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Ay, ay, ay, ay canta y no llores........it's the 5 amigos.......

You boys ain't from around here, are ya'.
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I am not yet 60 and I own one guitar that has excessive bling, so called. But the guitar happens to far and away measure up to all the sparkle too.
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I tried a little over a week ago to get an Blinged out Eastman, but it just wasn't meant to be. Probably as close as i will ever get. Is herringbone considered bling?

I voted for some bling over 60. Maybe i'm unclear on the concept.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:28 AM
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I love my Hummingbird.
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I LOVE the look (and the workmanship) of the Taylor Presentation Series guitars, but would feel a little uncomfortable playing one (only because I feel they call so much attention to themselves- my ability doesn't stand up to THAT kind of scrutiny!)

That said, I have no such problem with the 900 series.
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I tried a little over a week ago to get an Blinged out Eastman, but it just wasn't meant to be. Probably as close as i will ever get. Is herringbone considered bling?

I voted for some bling over 60. Maybe i'm unclear on the concept.
Tom
I would consider Herringbone "tasteful bling".
Then again, I consider the abalone around the soundhole and top of my Pono tasteful as well. It isn't "overdone"
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